"Where am I going to go? I've cried so much," she said. "What am I going to do, put my kids in a car? Then go where? Sleep where?"
Hispanic community leaders held a news conference Tuesday urging FEMA to extend federal housing aid and appealing to the general public for assistance.
"The state has not done enough. It's dragged its feet in providing affordable housing in this area," a leader said. "We're going to have our people living in cars and under bridges."
Leaders said the 150 people who don't have permanent housing are elderly, are on fixed incomes, have health issues or have children with disabilities.
Cardona, who earns $1,600 per month, said she is searching for a place that costs $800 per month or less.
"The last option is going to be to drive until I can't drive anymore and see who's willing to help me," she said.
Anyone who can offer the families a place to stay for $800 per month or less is asked to call Iglesia Episcopal Jesús de Nazaret at 407-706-7313.